LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Firefighters hiked in Thursday morning to check on a fire ignited by lightning on Mount Charleston, and found a single bristlecone pine burning.
The downed tree was at about 10,000 feet on the mountain, according to a tweet by the Forest Service. A precise location was not available.
Some bristlecones survive for thousands of years in high altitude ecosystems in Nevada and California.
Firefighters are working at the scene to put out the fire.